South Africa: ‘Until We Stop Hitting Children, We’ll Not Stop Men From Hitting Women’

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South Africa has become the 57th country to prohibit the corporal punishment of children. This comes after the Constitutional Court’s ruling that the common law defence of ‘reasonable and moderate chastisement’ is unconstitutional.

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Congo-Kinshasa: 1,000 Ebola Survivors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

[WHO] As the 1000th Ebola survivor returns home, United Nations agencies working to stop the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today commended the strong leadership of the DRC health authorities and the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners that have led to 1000 people surviving the disease.

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Mali: UN Warns of Spike in Grave Violations Against Children in Mali As ‘The New Normal’

[UN News] Voicing great concern over a sharp increase in the killing and maiming of children in Mali due to ongoing fighting and instability, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners on Tuesday, called on all warring parties to stop attacks and “keep them out of harm’s way”.

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